(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "New Poems And Variant Readings"

MAN SAILS THE DEEP AWHILE     57
MAN SAILS THE DEEP AWHILE
MAN sails the deep awhile ;
Loud runs the roaring tide ;
The seas are wild and wide ; O'er many a salt, o'er many a desert mile,
The unchained breakers ride,
The quivering stars beguile.
Hope bears the sole command ;
Hope, with unshaken eyes,
Sees flaw and storm arise ; Hope, the good steersman, with unwearying hand,
Steers, under changing skies,
Unchanged toward the land.
O wind that bravely blows '
O hope that sails with all
Where stars and voices call ! O ship undaunted that forever goes
Where God, her admiral,
His battle signal shows !
What though the seas and wind
Far on the deep should whelm
Colours and sails and helm ? There, too, you touch that port that you designedó
There, in the mid-seas' realm,
Shall you that haven find.